Azure Management

SMB over QUIC client access control now supported in Windows Insider

Heya folks, Ned here again. Beginning in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25977 (Canary Channel) and Windows Server Preview Build 25997, SMB over QUIC now supports access control for clients. Today I’ll explain how this works, what the advantages are, and how to set it up. SMB over QUIC SMB over QUIC introduced an alternative to TCP and […]

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Smarter Azure Open AI Usage

Many organizations are building Intelligent Applications built on Azure’s Open AI (AOAI) services. In the path to production the same set of questions are often raised How many AOAI services should I have? How do I monitor and log streaming quota usage? How do I prioritize PTU based AOAI and fallback to PAYG? How do

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Midnight Blizzard: Guidance for responders on nation-state attack

The Microsoft security team detected a nation-state attack on our corporate systems on January 12, 2024, and immediately activated our response process to investigate, disrupt malicious activity, mitigate the attack, and deny the threat actor further access. The Microsoft Threat Intelligence investigation identified the threat actor as Midnight Blizzard, the Russian state-sponsored actor also known

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How Datawiza uses Microsoft Entra ID to help universities simplify access

This blog post is part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association guest blog series. Learn more about MISA.  In a scenario familiar to many universities worldwide, Claremont Graduate University (CGU), a renowned research university located in Southern California, was struggling with how to bring Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions into its Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Entra ID (formerly

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Collect Event Ids using Azure Monitor Agent

Hello everyone, I am Bindusar (CSA) working with Intune. I have received multiple requests from customers asking to collect specific event IDs from internet-based client machines with either Microsoft Entra ID or Hybrid Joined and upload to Log Analytics Workspace for further use cases. There are several options available like: Running a local script on

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Microsoft Entra’s Top 50 Features of 2023

To kick off 2024, we’re revisiting the top features delivered in Microsoft Entra over the last calendar year. We served thousands of customers to verify all types of identities and secure, manage, and govern their access to any resource with multicloud identity and network access products. We introduced the latest wave of advancements from Microsoft

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Dynatrace and the Microsoft commercial marketplace: AI-powered cloud transformation

In today’s digital landscape, the cloud has become a cornerstone for over 90%1 of organizations. This widespread adoption brings a growing complexity to cloud portfolios as companies navigate the challenges of migrating on-premises environments, managing hybrid workloads, and modernizing their cloud estate—all while operating under current business imperatives of speed and scale. To overcome this,

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ConfigMgr CMG Least Privilege Setup Approach

Or as we say in the north of Germany: “Moin Moin!” I’m a Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect and this blog post is meant as a guide to setup a ConfigMgr Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) without the need for a Global Admin to use the ConfigMgr console.I will also briefly explain what a CMG is and

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5 ways to secure identity and access for 2024

The security landscape is changing fast. In 2023, we saw a record-high 30 billion attempted password attacks per month, a 35% increase in demand for cybersecurity experts, and a 23% annual rise in cases processed by the Microsoft Security Response Center and Security Operations Center teams.1 This increase is due in part to the rise

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